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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Brooks PACM Breakfast Bonding Run

This year saw Klang hosting the non-competitive event. Though the crowd is smaller, the Klang group did a fantastic job. To the uninitiated, the run is where one shares a bib number and runs with another (Dad-Son, Hubby-Wife, Friends, anything goes) and finish together. The set up was good, the directions great (I didn't lose me way there!) and of course the familiar faces made the morning pretty well spent albeit short, for me. Short because instead of reaching there at 7:30am for the start, we got there only at 8:05am when many had completed their 6K jog. We didn't want to wake up Carbokid.

When we got there, the sun was up and it was getting warm. I hopped over to the Brooks tent and ended up RM258 poorer. Photo evidence below. Saw and chatted with the guys - Kenneth, Martin, DK, Cheong and wife, Kelvin, Ajeep and Lim (who was the organizing chairman I think). Everyone chimed in to sing the Birthday song to Uncle Hooi (68 years young), accompanied by Wan Yew Leong's harmonica riffs. Until the recent 2 marathons, I've always ended eating the humble pie. Uncle Hooi never speeds up nor slows down. Like a metronome, he keep ticking along and still finishes most marathons under 5 hours. He also participates in overseas events most recently the Coast-to-Coast Relay in Thailand and the Hong Kong Half Marathon. His accomplishments are even more admirable given that he took up running only in his 40's. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE HOOI! Wishing you many many more happy miles ahead.

My first Brooks - The Glycerin 4



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